Offramp (CD) ~ Pat Metheny Group (Artist) Cover Art


By: Pat Metheny

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DISC 1 for Offramp Album By Pat Metheny iTunes CD Universe
1   Barcarole Buy Buy  
2   Are You Going With Me? Buy Buy  
3   Au Lait Buy Buy  
4   Eighteen Buy Buy  
5   Offramp Buy Buy  
6   James Buy Buy  
7   The Bat Part 2 Buy Buy  

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Album Description

Japanese only SHM-CD (Super High Material CD - playable on all CD players) pressing. Universal. 2008.

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This 1982 recording by the Pat Metheny Group represented a crossroads for the guitarist, a creative expansion from his original concept in terms of acoustic and electric instrumentation, folksy roots material and modern jazz influences, American and third world sources. Having thus marked out the territory for a decade''s worth of experimentation and growth, the Metheny Group cemented its standing on the cutting edge of contemporary jazz with Offramp. Lyle Mays'' harmonica-like synth theme, Metheny''s soaring, vocalized synth-guitar lead, some rich orchestral touches, and an easygoing blend of backbeat and chord changes made "Are You Going with Me?" one of Metheny''s most enduring arrangements. Still, for every gentle, alluring set piece, such as the tangolike "Au Lait" or the rural vistas of "James," there was a visceral, emotive free-for-all like the title track, where Metheny unleashed wild, wailing synth guitar elisions over a loose, abstract pulse--anticipating the energy of the guitarist''s collaboration with free jazz guru Ornette Coleman some four years hence on Song X. --Chip Stern

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